Parents to help hunt for vandals

POLICE are taking the extraordinary step of writing to more than 30 parents in a Suffolk village in a bid to get leads following a recent spate of car vandalism.

POLICE are taking the extraordinary step of writing to more than 30 parents in a Suffolk village in a bid to get leads following a recent spate of car vandalism.

During January a total of seven criminal damage offences were reported in Elmswell as well as an arson attack.

Meanwhile on Friday February 3 windscreens on three cars were smashed.

Inspector Les King told The Evening Star that the main problem area is near the railway station at weekend where up to 70 youths often gather.


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Inspector Les King said: “We are still looking for names of offenders in Elmswell.

“We have taken details of youths in the area and are writing to their parents to try and get more information.

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“We have had a big police presence up there at weekends recently.

“Fixed penalty notices have been handed out for various offences including disorderly conduct, supplying alcohol to under 18s.

“Most of the children gathering there are good but we are responding to concerns about a minority.”

During the latest criminal damage incident windscreens were smashed on three vehicles parked in New Road between 9pm and 10.45pm on Friday February 2.

Police are keen to trace a white man, around 5ft 10ins to 6ft and aged in his late teens who was seen in the area at the time.

He was of slim build, with a slim face, and was wearing a black hooded top.

Anyone with information should contact police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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www.suffolk.police.uk

Have you been the victim of criminal damage in Elmswell? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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